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US Urge Taiwan To Repeal Beef Block

29 January 2010

US - Republican Jerry Moran, Kansas, urged Taiwan’s parliament to allow imports of certain US beef products.

“US beef is the safest, highest quality beef in the world,” Mr Moran said in a letter to parliament President Wang Jin-pyng. “This decision is purely political and not based on sound science. Taiwan must live up to its international trade obligations.”

Taiwan’s parliament recently decided to block US imports of ground beef and beef offal. In addition, the parliament approved a non-binding resolution that calls for US beef imports to be restricted to products that come from cattle 30 months of age and younger.

Mr Moran asked the Taiwanese government not act on the non-binding resolution and adhere to its trade agreements with the US. Mr Moran also stressed that failure to repeal the decision to block could endanger future trade agreements between the US and Taiwan.

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